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Enel X to install 5-MW solar+storage micro-grid for Eaton in Puerto Rico

By District Energy posted 10-18-2021 12:04


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Global power management solutions provider Eaton Corporation Plc (NYSE:ETN) plans to install a solar-plus-storage micro-grid at its circuit breakers factory in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, in an effort to relieve the grid and ensure that its operations are powered with renewable and resilient energy systems.

The company has partnered with Enel X, the advanced energy services business of Italian electric utility Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL), on the project to integrate close to 5 MW (AC) of solar PV and around 1.1 MW/2.2 MWh of battery storage into the factory’s on-site power generation systems.

Enel X said that it has signed an agreement with Eaton to build, own and operate the micro-grid on the customer’s behalf. Enel X will also finance the project under an energy-as-a-service model, while Eaton will provide installation expertise and key technologies for the micro-grid system.

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